New Wheaton Agent: Grand Bay Moving & Storage
After years of working in different capacities with some of the country's largest van lines, Grand Bay Moving & Storage now calls Wheaton | Bekins home. Grand Bay has an experienced team that receives a lot of return work and referrals.
Grand Bay Moving & Storage is located at 3055 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI, 49684 and can be reached at 231-421-8995. More information can be found online at grandbaymoving.com.
New Wheaton Agent: Copper Palm Moving & Storage
Looking to expand his company's scope of work, Copper Palm Moving & Storage owner Blake Miller felt joining the Wheaton | Bekins family was the next step in achieving that goal. Copper Palm was established in 2002 and currently has a team of 13 customer-focused employees.
Copper Palm Moving & Storage is located at 10405 Metric Blvd, Ste D, Austin, TX 78758 and can be reached at 512-266-6900. More information can be found online at copperpalmmoving.com.
New Wheaton Agent: Bruckman's Moving and Storage
Bruckman's Moving and Storage of Owosso, Mich. was founded in 1949 and is the only moving company in Shiawassee County. Current owner Jordan Walworth started his career with Bruckman's while he was in high school and purchased the company in 2021.
Bruckman's Moving and Storage is located at 1876 Krouse Road, Owosso, MI, 48867 and can be reached at 989-723-1800. More information can be found online at bruckmansmoving.com.
New Wheaton Agent: Movemasters, Inc.
Movemasters, Inc. of Denver, Colo. joined the Wheaton | Bekins agent family in February. The company has been serving the Denver area since 1981. The current ownership team has years of hands-on industry experience and leads a group of 40 dedicated employees.
Movemasters' operations include 33,000 sq. ft. of total warehouse space. Their office and main warehouse are located at 745 Lipan Street, Denver, CO, 80204. The team can be reached at 303-893-8200. More information can be found online at movemastersdenver.com.
New Wheaton Agent: Chase Moving and Storage
Chase Moving and Storage of Essex Junction, Vt. has joined the Wheaton | Bekins agency family. The company has been in business since 1908 and was purchased by the current owners in 2012. The Chase team regularly donates to Habitat for Humanity as well as local animal shelters and a youth services organization.
Chase Moving and Storage is located at 1 Jackson Street, Suite 3, Essex Junction, VT, 05452 and can be reached at 802-864-4556. More information can be found online at chasemovers.com.
Wheaton | Bekins' Newest Agent: Northshore Moving Co.
Wheaton | Bekins welcomed Northshore Moving Co. of Hammond, La. into the agency family in May. Northshore is the newest agent to represent the Wheaton brand. The Northshore team is committed to providing excellent customer service and actively works with non-profits in their area to collect and deliver food and furniture donations.
Northshore Moving Co. is located at 44212 Stein Rd., Hammond, LA 70403 and can be reached at 985-402-4904. More information can be found online at northshoremovingco.com.
New Wheaton Agent: Pioneer Moving
Pioneer Moving of Chicopee, Mass. has joined Wheaton | Bekins as a Wheaton agent. After years of experience in the moving and storage industry, owner Brian Clark made the decision to strike out on his own in 2021 with the founding of Pioneer Moving. The agency is very involved in their community, providing labor and time to Girls, Inc. and collecting unwanted food items from their customers to donate to local food banks.
Pioneer Moving is located at 939 Chicopee Street, Building 4, Chicopee, MA 01013 and can be reached at 413-315-9973. More information can be found online at pioneermovinggroup.com.
Central Coast Movers Joins Wheaton | Bekins
Central Coast Movers of Watsonville, Calif. is the newest member of Wheaton | Bekins' agency family. Central Coast will represent the Bekins brand, which co-owner Martin Lopez knows well from his 15 years as a driver/owner-operator in the agency network.
Central Coast Movers is located at 500 Westridge Drive, #101, Watsonville, CA, 95076 and can be reached at 831-566-2583. More information can be found online at bekinscentralcoastmovers.com.
Goodin Moving Solutions Joins Wheaton | Bekins
Goodin Moving Solutions of Longview, Texas has joined Wheaton | Bekins as a Wheaton agent. Owner Tommy Goodin has more than 30 years of experience in the moving industry, including several years of working with the Wheaton | Bekins network, and started his own company in 2017. The Goodin team currently consists of 15 team members.
Goodin Moving Solutions is located at 5737 E. US Hwy 80, Suite 2, Longview, Texas 75605 and can be reached at 903-653-4236. More information can be found online at goodinmovingsolutions.com.
Mover Services, Inc. Joins Wheaton | Bekins
Mover Services, Inc. of Rancho Dominguez, Calif. is the newest Wheaton agent in Wheaton | Bekins network. The company was founded in 1996 by John Moses and currently has 75 employees.
MSI is one of the largest moving companies in the Los Angeles metro area and operates a 35,000 square foot warehouse at 721 E. Compton Blvd., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220. The team can be reached at 310-868-5143 and more information can be found online at msirelocation.com.
Westar Moving & Storage, Inc. Joins Wheaton | Bekins
Westar Moving & Storage, Inc. of Houston, Texas has joined Wheaton | Bekins as the newest Wheaton agent. The company is owned and operated by Howell, Betty and Traci McCullah and has been in business since 1997.
The Westar team brings decades of industry experience to the agent network. Traci McCullah has been very involved in Texas-based industry organizations, including past tenures as chairwoman of the Southwest Movers Association and president of the Houston Movers Association.
Westar Moving & Storage, Inc. operates a 26,000 square foot warehouse at 4545 Pine Timbers, Suite 334, Houston, TX 77041. Their team can be reached at 713-690-7080 and found online at westarmoving.com.
Wheaton | Bekins Receives Margit Novak Award from NASMM
The van line was the 2020 recipient of the Margit Novak Award for Excellence in Senior Move Management, an award given by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM).
The award was announced during NASMM’s national conference in Houston in March.
“This is the first time NASMM has given the award to an association partner as opposed to a regular member of the association,” said Jennifer Pickett, NASMM’s executive director. “When we looked at the contributions that Wheaton | Bekins has made to NASMM over the past decade, it was an obvious choice, and we’re excited about our continued partnership.”
Wheaton | Bekins provides educational and financial support to NASMM and serves as a resource for information about the household goods moving components of life transitions for older adults.
Golden Rule Relocation Joins Wheaton | Bekins
Established in 2019, Golden Rule Relocation joined Wheaton | Bekins as a Bekins agent to expand their business opportunities. Owners Geff Moyer and Matt Thrasher have decades of experience in the moving and storage industry. Matt was born into the industry as the grandson of Carl Seaton (Seaton Van Lines in Kansas City), and Geff got his start in the industry right out of college, sticking with it the past 27 years. The company is based in North Kansas City, Mo.
More information can be found at goldenrule-relocation.com.
Van Line Earns Customer Loyalty Awards
At the Loyalty360 Customer Expo, the van line won first prize in the Employee Engagement category, a bracket shared by such contenders as Caesars Entertainment and The Leading Hotels of the World.
We also ranked Best in Class alongside Best Buy and Lenovo for continued commitment to promote customer loyalty through an employee focus.
At the Customer Expo, we shared the evolution of the van line’s commitment to customer-centric service. From the early days with founder Earnest S. Wheaton, our company has a long history of putting customers first. To this day, we value quality, professionalism and empathy to stakeholders both internal and external, which is why we continually train our employees and partners to create customer loyalty.
To further our commitment to providing excellent customer experiences, van line employees participated in the Service Ready™ program – a training program that focuses on solutions that drive a customer-focused culture. We've also brought it to several agents in the network as a pilot program.